Fantasy Football: 3 wide receivers you want on your team the rest of this season

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Josh Downs, Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Josh Downs (1) is congratulated after scoring a touchdown Sunday, / Robert Scheer/IndyStar / USA TODAY

Josh Downs, Indianapolis Colts

Coming off of the first 100-yard game of his career against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7, Josh Downs is a guy you want to get on for the remainder of this season. The third-round pick out of North Carolina is quietly putting together a solid rookie season.

Downs has been targeted at least five times in all but one game this season and he has five receptions or more in four of the Colts' last five games. On top of that, he seems to be a favorite of Gardner Minshew, who will be the team's quarterback the rest of the way as Anthony Richardson opted to have season-ending surgery.

Michael Pittman is the team's No. 1 wide receiver but Downs has emerged as the unquestioned No.2 at this point. If you have him on your roster, especially if you were able to grab him in a dynasty league, good for you. But if you can grab him in a trade, before his numbers grow even more, now is the time to do so.

The Colts aren't flashy and with Minshew at QB, other owners in your league may easily scoff at them and this offense. Swoop in and see if you can get Downs off of their hands.

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All three of these wide receivers will help fantasy owners immensely as the 2023 fantasy season hits a crucial stretch.